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Weber Genesis E-330
 
Price range:
$119.99 - $1,010.71
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Summary: This Weber medium sized grill has the following:
  • 470 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Separate natural-gas model
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
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Type: Midsize gas grills (room for 18 to 28 burgers)
About - Weber Genesis E-330

The Weber Genesis E-330 is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Genesis E-330 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Preheat performance:
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.

High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.

Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples

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Weber Genesis E-320
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The Ratings applied to untested model Weber Genesis E-320 come from our tests of model Weber Genesis E-330, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model.
About This Brand

This brand, known for its durability and dependability, went through an entire line and design change in 2007. Weber is known for its quality products in the midpriced to high-priced categories, and grills that feature coated cast-iron and stainless-steel-rod cooking grates and long-warranty stainless-steel burners. (The company offers a natural-gas version for most of its grills.) Weber recently introduced an infrared-searing station on some of its grills, updated its Q line of portable grills, and added colors to its entire lineup. Weber grills are available at many retailers nationwide. Grills range in price from $130 to $3,000. Note that Weber acquired Ducane about four years ago.

Features & Specs - Weber Genesis E-330
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Weber Genesis E-330
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Just plain fun to use
3/28/2014
Pros
Converts To A Smoker
Even Heat
Long Line Of Accessories
Natural Gas Model Option
Waste Fat Easy To Remove
Cons
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
The available natural gas model has made this a FUN BBQ grill. The long line of Weber options has us experimenting more with the grill's potentials. Not only are there stainless steel vegetable cooking baskets, but a heavy two sided porcelain-enameled cast-iron griddle and smoke box. The smoke box fits conveniently between the burners and grill bar surface. After using a cheaper, yet CR recommended, grill for many years, the even temperatures of this unit is a welcomed plus in preparing food. Costing almost four times the amount of our first natural gas grill, it is worth the expense for convenience in design and cooking results. The new searing heat bar has been a welcomed addition. Enjoy preparing beef or lamb with an American Norton grape wine in hand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
I love this Grills
6/25/2013
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Tank Gage
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Searing Salmon
Small Gatherings
Comment:
My Husband and I decided NOT to get the $99.00 grill we always get and its gone in a year. So we got this one. I can now grill without feeling like I might blow myself up. Easy to use. I love grilling. My husband has been grilling for years, and just loves this one too.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
EP330 - great, but oh, those wheels!
6/19/2013
Pros
Easy Assembly
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Short Grill Time
Cons
Horrible Wheels
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Portable Use
Small Gatherings
Comment:
This grill is simply the best, EXCEPT for the wheels. Because of the no tip design, this grill will NOT roll on anything but a perfectly smooth surface. Any surface with bumps and dips will prevent this grill from moving. I love the grill, HATE the wheels. VERY poor design. Apparently, no one at Weber ever tried to roll this thing on an uneven surface.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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